Welcome to the website for CAMRA Scotland & Northern Ireland Branches

The aims of the Campaign for Real Ale - CAMRA are:

CAMRA is a non-profit, consumer organistion with over 167,000 members in the UK.  The aim of this website is to act as a portal for all eleven CAMRA branches located in Scotland and Northern Ireland. With over 200 local CAMRA branches throughout the UK, CAMRA Scotland and Northern Ireland Branches (SNIB) is one of 16 regional areas and represents a steadily increasing membership in excess of 5000.

Members Weekend 2015

The members weekend 2015 will be hosted by Nottingham CAMRA and full details can be viewed here.

Scotland & Northern Ireland Pub of the Year 2014

A photograph of the Steam Packet Inn in the Isle of WhithornWe are delighted to announce that the Ayrshire & Wigtownshire CAMRA Pub of the Year, the Steam Packet Inn, Isle of Whithorn, has won the overall Scotland and Northern Ireland Branches (SNIB) Pub of the Year 2014 award. A very well deserved award for Alastair Scoular and his staff.

The pub will now go forward with all the other regional finalists to compete for the National Pub of the Year award.





40 Years of CAMRA in Scotland

On Saturday 13th September CAMRA members assembled at Callum's in Johnstone to celebrate the 40th anniversary of CAMRA in Scotland.

  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
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As part of the ongoing celebrations to recognise 40 years of campaigning in Scotland, members of CAMRA branches througout the country have contributed their thoughts and reminiscences resulting a unique publication.  Members in Scotland will receive an electronic version via email in due course and hard copies will be available at beer festivals in Scotland during the remainder of the year.  Meanwhile, an online version of the magazine can be viewed using the link below.

Dark Moor logoChampion Beer of Scotland 2014

At the recent Scottish Real Ale Festival, Dark Moor from the Kelburn Brewing Company won the coveted title of Champion Beer of Scotland 2014. 

Dark Moor, a 4.5% ABV Old Ale, is described in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide as ‘A dark, fruity ale with undertones of liquorice and blackcurrant.’  

Dark Moor also achieved success competing in CAMRA’s Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2013, taking Gold in the Old Ale/Strong Mild class and Bronze in the competition overall.

Kelburn’s success today at the Festival is the culmination of months of CAMRA branch recommendations and tasting sessions in the quest to find the best beer in Scotland!

Runner up in this year’s competition was the Ayr Brewing Company’s Rabbie’s Porter, while third place went to the Fyne Ales’ Jarl.